Court of Current Issues

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Court of Current Issues
Format nontraditional court show
Country of origin United States
Production
Running time 30 minutes (1948-1949)
60 minutes (1949-1951)
Broadcast
Original channel DuMont
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original run February 9, 1948 (1948-02-09) – June 26, 1951 (1951-06-26)

Court of Current Issues (also known as Court of Public Opinion) is a nontraditional court show featuring public-affairs debates. The program aired live on Tuesday nights from 1948-1951 on the DuMont Television Network. Originally a half-hour in length, it expanded to 60 minutes in 1949.

The series was scheduled opposite Milton Berle's popular Texaco Star Theater on NBC, and hence did not receive a wide audience.

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A 14-minute fragment from the March 3, 1949 episode survives at the Paley Center for Media.

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